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Evaluation of Factors Affecting Productivity

  • John T. Dunlop
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Abstract

Productivity is the end result of a complex social process including: science, research and development, education, technology, management, production facilities, workers and labour organizations. These factors may be under private or public direction, or they may reflect varying combinations of private and public activity. Productivity cannot be increased in any country or under any social system by simple decree. An increase in output per man-hour or output per capita for a country reflects the energy and ingenuity of its whole people. A century of increasing productivity involves contributions from all industrializing mankind.

Keywords

Labour Force Labour Productivity Educational System Productivity Growth Work Force 
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Notes

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© International Economic Association 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • John T. Dunlop
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityUSA

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